Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Why I Might Live Forever


I know I'm going to live forever, and here is the proof.

Several times a month, I get them in the mail.

I get them from my credit union.  From my other credit union.  From AAA.  From AARP.

"Statement of Acceptance We Invite You to Apply Today!" one says.

One even enclosed a free "Family Keepsake". It was a little pamphlet with facts that I could write down.  Facts that could help the person charged with writing my eulogy.

Yes.  All of these mailings are solicitations for life insurance.

They must think I am going to live forever.

At the very least, they must figure I'm not going to die anytime soon.  I imagine they wouldn't make much of a profit if I did.  And, if I never died, they would probably make a whole pile of money.  One of these solicitations offered "term life" for only (only!) $158.50 a month.

One of the recent solicitations admitted I was going to die, because the insurance was for "final expenses".  And they don't mean chocolate I will take into the afterlife, either. 

I can remember this, going back years, many years.  I remember my father, entering his "golden years", getting constant life insurance solicitations in the mail.  There must be something about becoming a senior citizen (some would consider me one, already, at the advanced age of 62) that triggers these mailings.

But maybe they know something I don't know.  In that sense, it's reassuring.

Perhaps I'll start worrying when the mailings stop.

Do you get these mailings, too?

9 comments:

  1. The other day I was invited to a free lunch where I could learn all about my future cremation. Ha

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    1. Now that's...thought provoking? I won't complain about life insurance mailings!

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  2. Ugh-ugh-ugh! What I hate, Alana, is the invites from AARP. I started getting them in my early 40s and was heartily insulted at the time! Now they just make me laugh. I will never sign up for the "old people's club." Just watch me! Although I don't mind accepting the "senior discount" at the coffee shop, when the time comes . . . ;)

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    1. I don't use many of the senior discounts I'm entitled to, but I did use the AARP motel discounts as soon as I was eligible for them. When I retire and I don't have income coming in, I may feel different about using age to my advantage.

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  3. Oh no. Is this what I've got to look forward to? Well, I like your stance about living forever. When the mailings stop- worry :)

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    1. Oh, just wait and you'll see what you have looking forward to. And I don't know all of it yet, either.

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  4. Yes, we do get these mailings, all the time and they go straight into the recycle bin for disposal. ☺

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    1. I shred them. Some of them become bedding for my worm bins. That is strangely appropriate.

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  5. No mailings like that here in France, which is just as well! But a lot of senior discounts start at 60 -- I'm not there yet, but my husband is. However he ignores them.

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